Cassandra Jean is American actress and a model. Jean is the winner of several beauty pageants from Houston, Texas. She rose to fame after appearing on the reality show, America’s Top Model, Cycle 5. She also appeared in numbers of TV series and movies. Jean is a married woman and has a daughter. The couple currently resides in Toronto, Canada.
Early Life and Education
Cassandra Jean was born Cassandra Jean Whitehead on 5th October 1985 in Houston, Texas under the birth sign Libra. Jean is American as per nationality and as far as her ethnicity is concerned, she is White.
Jean attended Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi in 2004.
Cassandra Jean started her career in 2004. At the initial phase of her career, she participated in the Miss Texas Teen USA pageant (2001-2004). She competed with Miss Texas Lauren Lanning (2006) and Magen Ellis (2007).
Jean became a semifinalist in both 2003 and 2004 and won the title of Miss Houston Teen USA in 2003.
In 2004, Jean won the title of Miss Corpus Christi which was held by Eva Longoria in 1998. As of 2005, she became the top 10 finalists at Miss Texas USA.
In 2007, Jean competed in the Miss California USA but was disqualified due to her appearance on America's Next Top Model.
The following year, Jean judged for the Miss Newport Beach pageant. She was a student at Texas A&M University while participating in America's Next Top Model.
America’s Next Top Model
At the age of 19, Jean competed on the UPN reality show, America’s Next Top Model, Cycle 5. She was the first girl chosen for the top 13 to compete in the show but she walked out of the show during the fourth episode.
During the makeover episode, Jean became very emotional after her long dark-brown hair was cut extremely short and dyed blond. Tyra Banks (host) was still not satisfied with the look and wanted to make it even shorter. However, Jean refused and decided to leave the competition.
While competing in the show, Jean received one first call-out and one-third call-out. She was also the second contestant in the history of the show after Magdalena Rivas from America’s Next Top Model, Cycle 3 to never appeared on the bottom 2.
After the show, she appeared at various shows like- The Cycle 5 Reunion, America’s Next Top Model: Exposed and America’s Next Top Model: Where the Girls Are.
Jean made her Hollywood debut in 2009 from the film, 2 Dudes and a Dream by Nathan Bexton. She later appeared in a small role in several movies and TV series like Fast & Furious, One Tree Hill, Hannah Montana, CSI: Miami, Las Vegas, and Mad Man (as a speaking role) among others.
|Movies and Series||Cast Members|
|Fast and Furious||Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodrigues, Dwayne Johnson, Tyrese Gibson and Jordana Brewster among others.|
|One Tree Hill||Chad Michael, Sophia Bush, Bethany Joy, James Lafferty, Hilarie Burton and Paul Johansson among others.|
|CSI: Miami||David Caruso, Adam Rodriguez, Emily Procter, Jonathan Togo, Rex Linn, Eva LaRue and Khandi Alexander among others.|
|CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||George Eads, Jorja Fox, Marg Helgenberger, Eric Szmanda, and William Petersen among others.|
|Hannah Montana||Miley Cyrus, Emily Osment, Jason Earles, Billy Ray Cyrus, Mitchel Musso and Noah Cyrus among others.|
|Mad Man||Alison Brie, Christian Hendricks, Jon Hamm, January Jones, and Elisabeth Moss among others.|
|Las Vegas||John Duhamel, Vanessa Marcil, James Caan, Nikki Cox and Molly Sims among others.|
Apart from this, Jean appeared in other reality shows including MTV’s Twenty-Four Seven and TV Guide Network’s America’s Next Producer. She also appeared as a host in various shows like- Miss Corpus Christie, America’s Next Top Model Divas Dish with Red Carpet Makeover and Lucky Strike’s Bowl for a Cause among others.
In 2008, she won a game show, 1 vs. 100 and received a winning amount of $500k.
Cassandra Jean is a married woman. Jean married her boyfriend, Stephen Amell on 25th December 2012, in a private ceremony while they were on a vacation in the Caribbean. The couple married for a second time on 26th May 2013, in New Orleans.
The pair started dating in 2009. After three years of dating, the couple finally tied the knot. In 2013, they welcomed their daughter, Mavi Alexandra Jean Amell.
Her husband, Amell is a popular Canadian actor, known for The CW superhero series, Arrow. Jean attended many of the festival and events with her husband. The pair shares a good chemistry and there is no sign of divorce.
Her husband was previously married to Carolyn Lawrence on December 8, 2007, in Toronto. The pair divorced in 2010.
Jean currently resides in Toronto with her husband and daughter. The couple seems happy as per their pictures on social networking sites.
Cassandra Jean stands the height of 5 feet 8 inches (1.73m). Jean, the contestant of America’s Next Top Model, might have an estimated net worth of thousand dollars. However, the exact amount is not made official yet. Her husband has an estimated net worth of $2.5 million.
The couple owns Hollywood Hills house worth $3.62 million. They bought the house in 2015.